Laws favor only the powerful | Inquirer Opinion

Laws favor only the powerful

/ 05:02 AM June 18, 2020

The editorial “Harsh only on the powerless” (6/11/20) vividly illustrates how laws were construed in favor of the powerful.

The administration apologists and minions love to argue: Dura lex sed lex (the law is harsh but it is the law). But a law that results in inequity and injustice is not a good law. A law that is not applied equally is mirrored like a spider web.


Diogenes Laertius, quoting Solon in “Lives of the Eminent Philosophers,” said: “Laws are like spiders’ webs: if some light or powerless thing falls into them, it is caught, but a bigger one can break through and get away.”

Former Manila mayor Alfredo Lim had this slogan: “The law is applied to all, otherwise none at all.”


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